Challenger (UK)

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Granddaughter of Northern Brewer, lineage also includes Northdown and Target

Brewing Usage Dual Purpose

Aroma Cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics (as a late addition, it can provide crisp, fruity flavors)

Possible Substitutions
  • Northern Brewer
  • German Perle
Typical Beer Styles English-style Ale

Additional Information Bred at Wye College and released in 1972 for commercial planting
Alpha Acids 6.5 - 9.0%
Beta Acids 3.2 - 4.2%
Co-Humulone 20 - 25%
Total Oil 1.0 - 1.5 mL / 100g
Myrcene ~30% of total oil
Humulene ~25% of total oil
Caryophyllene ~9.5% of total oil
Farnesene < 1% of total oil
General Trade Perception
A versatile hop, widely used for both early and late kettle additions

Current alpha acid 6.5%

All our hops are vacuum sealed in foil bags to preserve the best flavour and aroma.  Our hops are refrigerated while in storage.